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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
Time Magazine - Eighteen years ago, the formation of the îWorld Trade Organizationî was a hopeful sign that the global effort to increase trade, and the benefits that arise from it, were to be boldly carried forward....
December 9, 2013 Switzerland Urges Banks to Meet U.S. Disclosure DeadlineSource: Bloomberg
Swiss authorities are urging banks to quash their doubts and enter a U.S. voluntary disclosure program aimed at uncovering American tax evaders. The Swiss financial watchdog Finma requested banks to decide by today whether they...
December 9, 2013 Worst-Case Scenario for Oil Sands Comes to Life, WikiLeak Docs ShowSource: The Grid
As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the...
Research & Insights
December 5, 2013 Poll: Americans More Opposed to Intervening Abroad Than At Any Other Time In the Last Half Century
Reason - The Pew Research Center and the îCouncil on Foreign Relationsî have released their periodic survey of American attitudes toward foreign policy. Here's how they ... after the fall of Saigon: While 52 percent...
December 5, 2013 Poll Finds Young People Souring on Health Law and ObamaSource: NY Times
December 4, 2013 Americans wary about US role in world
america.aljazeera.com - For the first time in nearly 40 years, a majority of Americans believe their country's influence is on the decline, and for the first time a majority agrees that the United States should âmind its...
Commentary & Opinion
November 23, 2013 The New Normalcy: Lawrence Summers & Paul Krugman’s Pall on ParadeSource: Peter D. Kinder
No administration was more tumultuous than Woodrow Wilson’s second (1917-21): World War I entered and won; the fight over the League of Nations; Prohibition’s start; the influenza pandemic; the Red Scare and dragnet; women got...
November 19, 2013 Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go?Source: Washington Post
One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest. That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations —...
November 18, 2013 Is the Affordable Care Act in serious jeopardy?Source: CBS News
With an eye on the 2014 midterm elections, a growing number of Democrats are voicing concerns about the insurance cancellations and website problems that have plagued the debut of the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges - a...
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